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Meet the 2021-22 Trail Apprentice Cohort

The Partnership for the National Trails System is excited to announce the 2021-22 Trail Apprentice Program cohort. The Trail Apprentice Program is a career-exploration-focused program for up-and-coming leaders in the outdoor sector between the ages of 18 and 28. The goal of the program is…

PNTS 2021 Silent Auction Rules

In order to participate in bidding, each participant must agree to the rules and regulations presented here before the event. By registering to participate in the silent auction, you are stating your agreement with these terms and conditions. The Partnership for the National Trails System…

Portrait of USDA Forest Service Chief Randy Moore.

Summer 2021 Comings and Goings

Announcements about new hires, appoints, and outgoing professionals at National Trail nonprofits and Federal partner agencies. We Welcome: Randy Moore, Forest Service Chief Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the appointment of Randy Moore as the 20th Chief of the USDA Forest Service on June 28,…

Go where the trail leads you poster featuring the PNTS logo and Bell's Official IPA

PNTS and Bell’s Brewery Encourage You to “Go Where the Trail Leads You”

The co-branded awareness campaign will take place this September and October. The Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS) is teaming up with Bell’s Brewery this September and October for a co-branded trails awareness campaign called “Go Where the Trail Leads You.” The promotional campaign…

All About the Appalachian Trail by Leonard M. Adkins

by Leonard M. Adkins, Author, All About the Appalachian Trail There are a few colorfully illustrated books about the Appalachian Trail for very young children. However, All About the Appalachian Trail is the very first written for readers in grades 4-8 that provides a complete…

My Way West by Elizabeth Goss

by Elizabeth Goss, Author, My Way West Between 1841 and 1884, more than 40,000 kids traveled west across North America on the Oregon and California Trails. These young emigrants had extraordinary experiences on their journeys, but they were ordinary people. Some were picky eaters, some…

The Trek Badger Sponsorship Boosts PNTS

by The Trek; Adapted from thetrek.co: Badger Sponsorship Winners. The Badger Sponsorship is a yearly sweepstakes created and hosted by thetrek.co—a website dedicated to shining a spotlight on the journey of thru-hikers. Since the inception of their site, thetrek.co has held a giveaway aimed at…

The Santa Fe Trail Celebrates 200th Anniversary

by National Park Service; Adapted from Federal agency emails and news releases. Two hundred years ago, a group of Americans ventured west from Franklin, Missouri to trade in Santa Fe (then Mexico). The route they forged would grow into a commercial highway within a web…

Dave Moore Named Star-Spangled Banner NHT Superintendent

by National Park Service; Adapted from Federal agency emails and news releases. Deputy Regional Director Debbie Conway has named David H. Moore as superintendent of Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Hampton National Historic Site, and the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail, all based…

Kym Hall Selected as National Capital Area Director

by National Park Service; Adapted from Federal agency emails and news releases. Kym Hall, a 34-year veteran of the National Park Service (NPS), has been selected as the National Capital Area director. She will begin her new role in the coming weeks as she transitions…